In order to achieve synergy benefits, the electric drive module unites the next-generation independent motor-generator and power electronics into a single system.
In order to be attached to the electric motor, the new power electronics have been carefully designed. In (plug-in) hybrid and electric cars, the module functions as an electric powertrain.
The lightweight and highly-stable aluminium frame of the Drive module houses a number of functionalities. This is the basic body, complete with the propulsion unit, energy storage device, suspension, and crash element.
The energy storage system is the key component of the Drive module’s integrated and practical design. It weighs around 250 kg and has mattress-like proportions.
The battery, which is the largest and heaviest component of the electric vehicle in terms of construction, needed to be integrated into the structure of the car in order for it to be safe in an accident and operate reliably.
The India EV Drive Module Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2027.
The supplier ZF unveiled the Modular eDrive Kit, a brand-new electric drive kit, at the IAA Mobility. The kit is made to allow for the continued provision of customer-specific solutions, but with a development time reduction of 50%.
Electric motors, an inverter platform, several transmission designs, and software systems are all included in the ZF package. According to the needs of the client, with an emphasis on maximum performance, cost, or efficiency, the drives are to span the power range of 75 to 400 kW with a torque range of 350 to 540 Nm.
The quicker development timeframes are cited by ZF as a significant benefit. As a result of cross-platform development of system design, construction, software, electric motor idea, cooling, and some components.
The drives are to be available in “Low” and “Mid” variants and run on 400-volt technology. While “Mid” provides drive options up to 200 kW, “Low” covers the range below 100 kW. Both are based on ASM or PSM machines, according to ZF.
The “High” drive system consists of an 800-volt drive with the previously described silicon carbide inverter. Here, the PSM produces more over 200 kW. All new drives significantly increase weight, efficiency, and power density.
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